In a bid to mark the armed force remembrance day and following a de-radicalisation programme, about 244 Boko Haram suspect have been released.
The Nigerian army made this known stating that the suspects who had earlier renounced their membership in the terrorist group have undergone a de-radicalisation programme and are now in the right frame of mind to enter the society.
Government Frees 244 Boko Haram Suspects
According to the operations commander of the Nigerian Army, Maj. Gen Rogers Nicholas, “118 adult males, 56 women, 19 teens and 51 children, were specifically released.”
The Governor of Katsina State, Kashim Shettima commended the military for its fight against the group stating that about 20,000 persons have been killed since the emergence of the group in the country.
The de-radicalisation programme was set up by the Nigerian Government in 2016 for arrested members of the group who want to quit the group.